Tread Perilously is a podcast in which hosts Erik Amaya and author Justin Robinson watch the “worst” episodes of popular TV shows, attempting to determine if they would continue to watch the series based on the most off-key moments.
This Week: Bob’s Burgers‘ “Family Fracas”
Tread Perilously‘s summer Patreon request month continues with an episode of Bob’s Burgers called “Family Fracas.”
In an attempt to replace Bob’s car, the Belchers go on a local game show called Family Fracas. The family proves to be good at the Double Dare-like physical challenges, much to the aggravation of the host, who already hates the Blechers for getting his previous show cancelled. And though they can’t seem to win the top prize — a minivan — Bob still lords his spot on TV over nemesis Jimmy Pesto. But soon, Pesto is also on the show. Will Bob’s luck hold or will dubious adversaries team up to rob him of victory?
Erik faces his first episode of Bob’s Burgers and the results seem somehow rigged to Justin. Nevertheless, Erik’s impression of the series may shock fans. Justin tries to offer his favorite episode. The nature of Fox animated programs is examined. The Warner Bros. Discovery situation continues to fuel conversation. Thomas Lennon proves to be the episode MVP. The dynamics of Double Dare are dissected. Erik spies a conspiracy behind the Family Fracas prize wheel while Justin identifies another conspiracy closer to home. Also, Carter Burke makes an unlikely return.